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James Blake’s “Retrograde”

Song Of The Day

James Blake returns with his essential silky voice and cold as ice production chops in this new single played on BBC 1 Radio this last Thursday. “Retrograde” breaks out like a guilty pleasure from the start, smooth humming melody over minimal piano and downbeat handclaps. His voice takes on this incredible timbre similar to a riffing saxophone on the low register in this song, and then quick as it came it dissipates back into golden tenor with jarringly beautiful synth chords coming into the foreground. This track is quintessential James Blake and serves to whet the palate of fans primed for the April 8th release of his sophomore full length LP Overgrown.

Written by Case Newsom
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James Blake’s “Retrograde”